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Decentralization is More Than a Dream

Decentralization is More Than a Dream

The idea that rooftop solar and other distributed resources could avoid the need for new power lines isn’t theory. In its 2017-2018 transmission plan, California’s grid operator cancelled 20 new transmission projects and revised 21 more due to energy efficiency and residential solar power altering load forecasts, with a projected savings of $2.6 billion.

Schneider Electric, Scale Microgrid Solutions Agree to Co-create Microgrid for Bowery Farming

Schneider Electric, Scale Microgrid Solutions Agree to Co-create Microgrid for Bowery Farming

The new hybrid microgrid system will be built for the farm’s newly commissioned facility in New Jersey, which will be designed to support indoor vertical farming. That microgrid will involve a rooftop solar array and natural gas generator, coupled with a lithium-ion battery storage system. A cloud-connected system behind the meter will connect the microgrid.

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